Travel Safety/Security


Travel Safety/Security

No matter where you go -- whether across the globe or across your state/province -- you need to keep eyes open & wits about you. We discuss destinations, measures, techniques -- anything that will help you get back home safe & sound!

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Comment by Ed Wetschler on November 16, 2011 at 4:20pm

I've kept my shoes on plenty of times, too, but I've never flown anywhere within the U.S. or even Europe without going through some kind of security. Is it possible that they didn't check your ID because you were wearing that red dive suit?

Comment by Allan Lynch on November 16, 2011 at 4:02pm



We don't take off our shoes in Canada, unless we're flying to the US. And I haven't had to take off my shoes in Europe. Interestingly, last October I flew JFK to the DR and didn't have to produce any photo ID. I've flown Denver to Chicago, Chicago to Washington and a couple of times through JFK and Newark and never had to produce a photo ID. I could never get on a plane in Canada without a photo ID, even when flying domestically.

Comment by Ed Wetschler on November 16, 2011 at 2:57pm

I'm fascinated by the security rules in New Zealand: No need to take off your shoes or show your ID. In fact, flying from Auckland to Wellington, there was no security gate at all. Is this a lack of hysteria or a surfeit of complacency?  

Comment by Tripatini on September 26, 2011 at 1:41pm
Thoughts on how women can better protect themselves when traveling, and how the travel industry can help, now in our blog: check it out.
Comment by Portugal Dream Coast on May 23, 2011 at 5:44am
Thanks for invitation. Feel free to contact us anything you may need.
Comment by Indra Chopra on May 9, 2011 at 10:57am
Experienced full body scan and pat...non-intrusive at Houston on May 3. Its ok as it was after Osama's death. There is always a first time.
Comment by Peter Tarlow on May 6, 2011 at 12:06pm
Please visit the Tourism & More website at Please feel free to post all tourism conferences on Tourism Tidbits by emailing me, Peter Tarlow, at
Comment by Tony Abreu on May 6, 2011 at 11:53am

On the same page Travel Weekly said that ARC reported a 39% increase in ticket refunds.

Initial data revealed a 39% increase in refunds on Monday and Tuesday compared with the same two days a week earlier, ARC said. There were 33,518 ticket refunds on May 2 and 3, up from 24,146 the week before.

Refunds processed on May 2 and 3 represented 2.6% of the 1.3 million outstanding air tickets during the two days, up from 1.9% of the 1.2 million outstanding tickets during April 25 and 26.

Comment by David Paul Appell on May 6, 2011 at 11:17am

It appears bin Laden's death is not affecting travel as much as some feared. Here's a note from Travel Weekly this week:


"A nervous travel industry this week reflected on how the death of Osama bin Laden might affect consumers' attitudes toward traveling abroad, nearly 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks he masterminded changed the industry forever. 

For the most part, agents, operators, hoteliers and security experts alike appeared to believe that the greatest disruption in travel had occurred a decade ago; everything since has been par for the course. 

If anything, they reported finding themselves reassured by the reaction — non-reaction, actually — of the traveling public. "

Comment by Peter Tarlow on May 5, 2011 at 10:15pm

Unfortunately there are too many cities on the list that Robert is seeking. Crime has destroyed tourism cities at different times in recent history. From Mexico's having cruise lines cancel to the major problems in the Caribbean to numerous cities in both Latin America (think of Rio for example) to Russia. That is why for the last 19 years I have have worked with the LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to produce a world tourism security conference that attracts people from around the world and established the TOPPs program to train police in tourism security.   I hope that this helps, Peter Tarlow





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